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Like a Kid in a Sweet Shop

I love a good trip to Poundland. If you don’t know, Poundland is kind of a discount surplus store. They sell everything from toothbrushes and deodorant to fancy dress and dog treats, all for £1. But I don’t go for the cosmetics. Every 3 or 4 months I make a quick trip to stock up my sweet supplies for my …

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Update: How Coronavirus Will Impact Your Freight

Coronavirus has been an absolute nightmare, not only for the millions of Chinese people who have been locked up in their homes but for the businesses that are on shutdown too. In response to the disease, the Chinese Government closed down factories, ceased shipments and locked down the ports in a bid to help stop the disease spreading. It’s like …

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Can You Get It Cheaper?

I get it. You’ve got a business to run and a bottom line to protect. But cheap isn’t always better. In fact, sometimes cheap ends up costing you more. Like my friend Jeff. Now, Jeff is an old client of mine. He’s used Millennium to move his cargo for years. But a few months ago he got suckered into an …

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A Dog’s For Life… But What About A Catfish?

We’ve all seen the “A dog’s for life, not just for Christmas” ads. And quite rightly so, if you’re going to get yourself a puppy you’d better be prepared to love and care for it for the next 10-20 years. But did you know that around Christmastime there’s a similar problem with fish? Apparently, well-meaning family members have been buying …

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Oops! I’m So Sorry…

Merry Christmas! I’m only kidding… It seems our CRM has been having a little mid-life crisis this month and has sent out our Merry Christmas email 4 times now. It’s like we got the Millennium Bug but a decade too late! So if you’ve had a lot of Merry Christmases from me, I’m very sorry. I assure you the issue …

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The Noodle/Car Matrix…

We all know that noodles are important in China. But did you know that the government use the volume of instant noodle sales to measure how well the economy is doing? They use something I like to call “the noodle/car matrix” (not to be confused with the crazy/hot matrix on YouTube) to estimate whether the economy is growing or shrinking. …

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Another one bites the dust…

It’s only a couple of months since Thomas Cook went bust leaving 21,000 people without a job. But it seems that they’re not the only high street name that’s going under. This last week we said goodbye to huge mother and baby brand, Mothercare, followed by their competitor Mamas and Papas just a few days later! While it’s sad to …

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Making “Newt” Friends…

Last week I made my way to Cambodia, for the Atlas & Alfa Logistics Conferences. I went with a plan to see some old friends and make some new ones… But I made one friend that I wasn’t expecting! As I boarded the small prop plane that was to take me from Bangkok to Cambodia, I got a little surprise. …

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No Laughing Matter…

I was hoping after three years of uncertainty, that this week I’d be finally able to answer some questions about how Brexit will affect the freight industry. But it seems that the “Hokey Cokey” mess that we’ve been caught in for the last few years is still ongoing, with no solid answers in sight. The country has been divided, with …

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